Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey St. New York, NY 10012
Wed., May 29th | 6:00-7:30 PM
The Vito Marcantonio Forum is proud to support a presentation for The Agitator, a biography of Bill Bailey, a decorated Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran, who is best known for leading a group of young Communists in 1935 aboard the SS Bremen that was docked in New York Harbor, for the purpose of tearing-down the Nazi Flag.
Subsequently, Bailey and his comrades were arrested on a number of serious charges. Vito Marcantonio, who served as their defense attorney, succeeded in having all charges dismissed.
This story of an anti-fascist’s dramatic and remarkable victory against Nazism is an inspiration to anyone compelled to resist when signs of oppression are on the horizon.